Rod Macdonald Wins $100,000 Killam Prize

McGill Law School’s consistently interesting mind, former Dean Rod Macdonald was this morning honoured with the Canada’s Council’s richest award.

He has won a $100,000 Killam Prize, designed to honour distinguished Canadian scholars actively engaged in research in Canada in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions. These awards are designed to encourage continuing contributions to scholarly research in Canada.

He’s the first legal scholar to win since Harry Arthurs five years ago.

As the founding President of the Law Commission of Canada, he’s been known for his strong commitment to innovative legal research.



  1. Great news and a very deserving recipient. Maybe, too, a way to imply criticism of the shutting down of the federal commission.